CORE PROGRAMS and PROJECTS

COMET brings extensive experience and a diverse portfolio of products and services to support capacity development and training in developing nations. As part of UCAR, COMET has strong relationships with the universities, national and international research institutions, and public and private partners to provide training and implement technology such as operational numerical modeling systems, application-based decision support tools, and low cost observing systems as part of modernization efforts in developing nations.

INNOVATIVE INSTRUMENTATION          IMPACT-BASED FORECASTING          CLOUD COMPUTING for NWP

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING          APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT          RANET

ICDP maintains a number of ongoing projects and initiatives:

Innovative Instrumentation

RANET Projects:

  • RANET Alert Watcher (RAW) provides tsunami threat information via SMS to Pacific and Caribbean regional and national personnel involved in public warning and emergency management. The service is in the final stages to becoming operational.
  • The Chatty Beetle is both a terminal and a system designed to provide text-based weather alerts and notifications to remote locations where other communications do not exist, are unreliable, or where a simple notification is needed.
  • GEONETCast (Broadcasts)
  • Pacific HF / VHF Networks / (HRIT/EMWIN)
  • RAPIDCast
  • RANET Satellite Broadcast Service (RSBS)
  • InReach Pilot Project

Impact-based Forecast Warning Systems and Flood/Flash Flood Guidance Systems:

  • Weather and Climate Ready Nations – Barbados
  • Weather and Climate Ready Nations – Central America

Other Projects: